The Red Wings have lost 4 straight games by at least four goals, and it is getting to them. Filmed Nov. 6, 2019 in New York. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
NEW YORK — The Detroit Red Wings have another former first-round pick to audition as they try to revive their season.
General manager Steve Yzerman traded for Robby Fabbri Wednesday night, acquiring the 23-year-old forward from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Jacob de la Rose. De la Rose, 24, was picked up on waivers in the fall of 2018.
Fabbri has one goal in nine games with the Blues. He was drafted 21st overall in 2014. Last month Yzerman acquired forward Brendan Perlini, the 12th overall pick in 2014, from Chicago in exchange for defense prospect Alec Regula. Perlini was drafted three spots ahead of Dylan Larkin.
Fabbri has 32 goals and 41 assists in 164 games with the Blues. He had a promising rookie season with 18 goals and 19 assists in 72 games, but has struggled to replicate that early success and has battled injuries.
The Wings are trying to find a way to generate offense — 17 games into the season, only Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi and Larkin are in double digits in points. Those three and Daren Helm are the only players who have tallied at least four goals.
It is the fourth trade Yzerman has made since taking control of the Wings in April. He traded for Adam Erne in the offseason, and acquired Perlini and defenseman Alex Biega in October.